Demonstrates against corona pass: – Violent protests in France

On Saturday afternoon, several thousand people in France demonstrated against corona pass. In Paris, police use tear gas and end up in a basket with protesters.

A police and security force of around 3,000 people has been deployed in the French capital on Saturday. It is the third weekend in a row with street protests against the so-called corona pass, which can be mandated for access to restaurants and trains, among other things.

According to BFM TV, three police officers are injured.

Photo: Alain Jocard / NTB
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New law

On Monday night, the French National Assembly passed a law introducing a mandatory corona passport to go to restaurants, cafes and bars. The law was passed after several days of debate, and will enter into force in early August.

Two doses of vaccine, a negative rapid test or a recent coronary infection give a valid passport.

The decision on the new law comes after a sharp spread of the delta variant.

PROTEST: More than 150,000 protesters are expected.  Photo: Bertrand Guay / NTB

PROTEST: More than 150,000 protesters are expected. Photo: Bertrand Guay / NTB
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Third weekend with demonstration

This is the third weekend in a row where the French choose to take to the streets to demonstrate against the new corona law. The demonstrations have been spread all over the country.

Last Saturday, the Ministry of the Interior stated that more than 160,000 people had taken part in the demonstration.

Protesters have carried banners with livestock such as “Freedom” and “Human Rights”.

– The measures are not introduced to make vaccination mandatory for everyone, but to get as many of you as possible to take the vaccine, President Emmanuel Macron has previously stated.


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